K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards
Published September 2009 (Updated 2014)
These standards describe what all students should know and be able to do in the area of Environmental and Sustainability Education. Consistent with the intent of the law governing environmental education in Washington state (WAC 392-410-115), these standards are intended to be integrated into core content areas and across all grade levels. The Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Standards were updated to reflect the adoption of new science, ELA and Math Standards.
Download and print (in color and on card stock) this ESE Standards Cube.
Presentation on Environmental and Sustainability Education and Standards
Check out this presentation providing background information about Environmental and Sustainability Education and the integrated standards.
Stories from the Field: Examples of Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education
To support the implementation of K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education Learning Standards, OSPI solicited examples from teachers across the state of what it looks like when students are engaged in integrated environmental and sustainability education. These “Stories from the Field” represent real lessons, units, extensions, projects, and programs across grade levels and in different subject areas.
ESE Standards Report (PDF)
The development of the K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education Learning Standards began with a review of existing state, national, and international environmental and sustainability education standards.
ESE Professional Development Providers
OSPI cadre of professional development providers for the ESE Standards